Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 November 2021), October 1676, trial of One (t16761011-2).

Theft > housebreaking, 11th October 1676.

One indicted for breaking open a house the 22th of September , in the day time . He got into a Tavern in Cornhil , and went into the upper Rooms, where he broke open a door and stole a Perriwig, Stockings, and several other things; but being afraid of a discovery as he came down, endeavour'd to escape at the top of the house; but being seen by a Neighbour on the Leads, and examined, he first said he was surveying the house, afterwards that he had a Master below a drinking; but in short, was apprehended, committed, and now found guilty , having, as was testified in the Court, been burn'd in the hand before.